Ann Whynot is pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a published author, and has been thrilled to work with Penny Reid’s Smartypants Romance. She is a voracious reader and book collector, and used book stores are her kryptonite. She also is passionate about video games, crafting, baking, laughter, and travel, especially to Sweden. She lives with her family and two cats on the Canadian east coast, and is inspired by both the forest and sea.
Last week, I was lucky to be featured by Smartypants Romance as their Author of the Week. They did a short interview on their Facebook page, which I’m going to copy here for those who might not follow them there. Enjoy!
1. How long have you been writing? How many books have you written?
I have been writing stories since I was five, and novels since I was around ten; however, the first book of mine to be published will be for Smartypants Romance Launch 3!
2. What kind of books do you typically write?
I enjoy writing all sorts of genres, but it was in romantic comedy that I–pardon the pun–fell in love. If I get to make someone laugh, pull at their heartstrings, and deliver them a happy ending which might make their day a little brighter, then I feel that’s a good job well done.
3. Can you tell us a little bit about the book you’re writing for Launch 3?
I am very excited to say that we will be returning to the Green Valley Public Library in my book. There are frenemy-gamers involved. There will be a case of mistaken identity and forced proximity. The juice of innocent watermelons will be spilled on the field of battle. You can keep an eye out for some Smartypants Romance cameos and of course a Winston or two. I can also say that the heroine, Maxine, is a curvy girl inspired by Ashley Graham.
4. Who are some of your favorite one-click authors?
I have so many one-click authors! You should see my TBR; it’s not a pile, it’s Mount Everest. Right now, Carian Cole, Cat Porter, and Mariana Zapata are instant one-click authors for me.
5. Fun fact about yourself.
I used to work with someone else affectionately named Overlord. As part of an art project/scavenger hunt for said Overlord, my sister and I decorated a five foot tall Christmas tree, tied on about 120 Justin Bieber birthday balloons, and made that sucker fly. (Note: Helium is a precious resource, which I did not appreciate at the time. Please do not replicate this stunt. Especially near an airport.)